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07:32 AM ET 09.12 | Camp opens in St. Louis without Alex Pietrangelo, the restricted free-agent defenseman who officially becomes a holdout Wednesday. Pietrangelo becomes the fourth player represented by Newport since 2011 to miss time while contract negotiations continued. ... [Blues general manager Doug Armstrong] declined to read into the recent history between Newport and holdouts, but earlier Wednesday said: "Alex has hired this group to negotiate for him, but ultimately, Alex Pietrangelo makes decisions for Alex Pietrangelo. I don't make his decisions and Don Meehan doesn't make his decisions. Alex Pietrangelo makes his own decisions. He's a 23-year-old man and he makes his own decisions." The Blues will retain Pietrangelo's rights and Armstrong reiterated Wednesday that the club would match any offer sheets.

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September 12, 2013  08:13 AM ET

The Blues will retain Pietrangelo's rights and Armstrong reiterated Wednesday that the club would match any offer sheets.




If the NHL GMs wanted to win and he was available, someone would have already signed an offer sheet for him
Or if after reading Doug Armstrong's above comments, someone should sign him to an offer to put the Blues in a tough spot.

September 12, 2013  08:24 AM ET
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The Blues will retain Pietrangelo's rights and Armstrong reiterated Wednesday that the club would match any offer sheets.If the NHL GMs wanted to win and he was available, someone would have already signed an offer sheet for himOr if after reading Doug Armstrong's above comments, someone should sign him to an offer to put the Blues in a tough spot.

Depends on the compensation. If the price to sign Pietr was, oh I dunno, 2 Firsts, would it be worth it?

September 12, 2013  08:42 AM ET
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Depends on the compensation. If the price to sign Pietr was, oh I dunno, 2 Firsts, would it be worth it?

and is he worth it?

September 12, 2013  09:24 AM ET
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and is he worth it?

Well he's no Miss Pinch so I'm thinking, yes he is.

September 12, 2013  10:10 AM ET
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Well he's no Miss Pinch so I'm thinking, yes he is.

hahahaha.

Touche

September 12, 2013  10:55 AM ET
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Depends on the compensation. If the price to sign Pietr was, oh I dunno, 2 Firsts, would it be worth it?

Depends how high the teams that signs him ends up in the standings. Picking #29th or #30th isn't much of a compensation.

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September 12, 2013  11:40 AM ET
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and is he worth it?

Kessel is not (apparently) worth 2 Firsts but Pietrangelo is?

Some dubious logic being shown here.......

September 12, 2013  12:01 PM ET
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Kessel is not (apparently) worth 2 Firsts but Pietrangelo is?Some dubious logic being shown here.......

Both are worth it.

September 12, 2013  12:04 PM ET

Edmonton should sign him. Don't know if they have the cap space, but if they offer him say $1-less the amount that costs 4 firsts rounders, (I think that is at or around $8 million), then you can have him for two firsts, a second, and a third.

Odds are, you wont be drafting top 10 (if Edmonton were to get him), so two firsts outside the top 10, are definitely worth the price to pay to acquire one of the games best defenseman. If St. Louis matches, who cares, you just put them in a tougher spot against the cap than they wanted to be.

September 12, 2013  12:05 PM ET

That Jim Ross guy on the side of the screen (----->) looks like Jay Feaster...

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September 12, 2013  12:15 PM ET
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Kessel is not (apparently) worth 2 Firsts but Pietrangelo is?Some dubious logic being shown here.......

Its based off of the Gonads

September 12, 2013  12:27 PM ET
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That Jim Ross guy on the side of the screen (----->) looks like Jay Feaster...

Too thin.

September 12, 2013  01:27 PM ET

The GM said he would match any offer sheet (and historically speaking, that is usually the case), therefore tendering an offer sheet only means the Blues would match and the defensemen reports to camp. Doing nothing means Pietrangelo continues to hold out thus hurts the team in the short-term.

September 12, 2013  03:04 PM ET
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Edmonton should sign him. Don't know if they have the cap space, but if they offer him say $1-less the amount that costs 4 firsts rounders, (I think that is at or around $8 million), then you can have him for two firsts, a second, and a third.Odds are, you wont be drafting top 10 (if Edmonton were to get him), so two firsts outside the top 10, are definitely worth the price to pay to acquire one of the games best defenseman. If St. Louis matches, who cares, you just put them in a tougher spot against the cap than they wanted to be.

Agree, but I am not absolutely certain EDM would finish outside of the Top 10 with AP in the lineup.

They still need a goalie

 
September 12, 2013  04:12 PM ET
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The Blues will retain Pietrangelo's rights and Armstrong reiterated Wednesday that the club would match any offer sheets.If the NHL GMs wanted to win and he was available, someone would have already signed an offer sheet for himOr if after reading Doug Armstrong's above comments, someone should sign him to an offer to put the Blues in a tough spot.

That's the invite I heard! I hope the kid signs, as there are too many holdouts over this last decade.

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